The Ye Lab (www.libinye.com) at University of South Florida (USF)–Tampa and Moffitt Cancer Center (Top 10 Cancer research center in the US) is seeking a postdoc fellow. The lab focuses on the conformational transitions, dynamics, signaling transduction of (patho)physiological and pathogenic membrane proteins such as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs), with an aim to facilitate drug discovery. GPCRs encompass the largest membrane protein family with more than 800 members and are targeted by more than one third of FDA approved medications. Currently, the lab is actively collaborating with leading researchers in the field from top-tier institutes like Stanford, Caltech, and UCSF, including Nobel Laureate and several members of National Academy of Sciences. These collaborations have led some substantial progress. It is a perfect timing for you to join us.
We are particularly welcoming the candidates who have the expertise in large-scale (membrane) protein preparations using yeast, insect, or mammalian cell expression systems, cell-based signaling measurements such as BRET for drug screening, CRISPR/Cas9, UAA genetic incorporation, or Bio-NMR, in addition to basic molecular biological and biochemical skills.
USF is located at Tampa (FL), a beautiful coastal city with only 1 hour driving to Orlando (Disney Park). The University was founded in 1956 as a new-model research university in 20thcentury and categorized as one of the highest-level universities in the US (R1) by the Carnegie Foundation and one of “Top 100 American Research Universities”. USF is the fastest rising institution among all public and private universities in the United States in the past ten years, and it continues to rise(www.libinye.edu). We are also recruiting 2-3 Ph.D. students, who will be supported by our Teaching or Research Assistant Fellowships. Please send your CV with three reference contacts to Dr. Libin Ye at email@example.com if you are interested in the positions.